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If a man and a woman are residing together for a long time can it be accepted by the society as husband and wife

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Asked by tapan parida, 02 Aug '09 10:51 pm
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If they are living together as husband and wife then yes - they are together as such because they wish to be and not because of a paper contract. The fact that they have been together for years is testament to this. In any case if they are introduced as husband and wife surely society accept them as such - nobody demands to see a marriage certificate do they !
Answered by Janis, 02 Aug '09 11:03 pm

 
  
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YES
Read about the recent Supreme court judgement appeared in rediff today. Some paras pasted herewith
"A presumption of a valid marriage having regard to the fact that they had been residing together for a long time and has been accepted in society as husband and wife, could also be drawn," the apex court said.
The Supreme Court has held that if a man and a woman are residing together for a long time and have been accepted by the society as husband and wife, a presumption of a valid marriage can be drawn.
"A long cohabitation and acceptance of society of a man and woman as husband and wife goes a long way in establishing a valid marriage," a Bench of Justices S B Sinha and Cyriac Joseph observed.
Answered by PANIWALA A, 02 Aug '09 11:06 pm

 
  
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Sai Ram. In the absence of any other well defined relationship like brother and sister, father and daughter, uncle and niece etc., society may infer a man-woman relationship between them. If they claim that they are living together as husband and wife but there is no legally recognised marriage between them, it is called a common law marriage and the 'wife' has some rights, esp. if the man is not legally married to any other woman.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 02 Aug '09 10:58 pm

 
  
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No, Our soceity accepts marriage only by religious or court procedures,
otherwise woman is called a keep of that person
Answered by Harris Nagy, 03 Aug '09 05:36 am

 
  
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No , but court can accept them as married couple.
Answered by Vilas Pardhe, 02 Aug '09 11:02 pm

 
  
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Depends on mutual acceptance
Answered by Praveen Kapur, 02 Aug '09 10:56 pm

 
  
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Not necessarily. There might be some other realtion between them, like brother and sister or even no relation may exist between them.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 02 Aug '09 10:56 pm

 
  
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No It is not accepted.It is not at all equivalent to married life.
Answered by meera, 02 Aug '09 10:55 pm

 
  
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Why bother about the society,if your wallet is comfortable ? may be, your wallet tooo will meet the needs of the society.
Answered by prabir sanyal, 03 Aug '09 12:05 am

 
  
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